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Charlie Chaplin in Limelight


Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)

a.k.a. Charles Chaplin


Film Deaths[]

  • The Face on the Bar Room Floor (1914) [Artist]: Possbly dies of drink while trying to draw the face of the woman that left him. (While the film suggests he passes out, the poem ends with the artist dying.) 
  • Sunnyside (1919) [Farm Handyman]: In a dream sequence, he commits suicide by standing in the path of an oncoming car; he wakes up just before the impact. (He survives the movie in reality.)
  • The Kid (1921) [A Tramp]: Shot to death by a policeman in a dream sequence. (Again, he survives the movie in reality.) (Thanks to Joseph)
  • Monsieur Verdoux (1947) [Henri Verdoux]: Executed (off-screen) by the guillotine. The movie opens with a shot of his tombstone as he begins narrating from beyond the grave, then ends as he is being led to the guillotine.
  • Limelight (1952) [Calvero]: Dies of a heart attack backstage at the theatre, after completing his comeback performance.

Noteworthy Connections[]

  • Brother of Syd Chaplin
  • Ex-husband of Mildred Harris
  • Ex-husband of Lita Grey
  • Husband of Oona O'Neill Chaplin (thus son-in-law of Eugene O'Neill)